Novation Launchkey 49 MIDI USB Keyboard Controller

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Novation Launchkey 49 MIDI USB Keyboard Controller


Whether you’re launching clips in Ableton Live or composing in any other major DAW, you want streamlined, tightly integrated control over your music creation process, and that’s just what you get with the Novation Launchkey 49 MID Controller.

With hot features like Scale and Chord Modes, a powerful arpeggiator, and larger velocity-sensitive pads with an optimized response, the Novation Launchkey 49 MID Controller is more intuitive to use than ever and the quickest way to get your music from your head to your speakers.

Perhaps the most exciting new feature of the Novation Launchkey 49 MID Controller is its eight onboard Scale Modes. We all use modes, whether we realize it or not. Now with the 3rd-gen Launchkey, you can lay down a smokin’ Mixolydian bass line or rock out a sweet solo in Dorian mode without getting bogged down in music theory. (Of course, knowing a little theory never hurt any musician!) Scale Modes transpose the keys you play into notes of the scale you’ve chosen. You just select your root note and the scale you want and then play. No matter how accomplished a keyboardist you are, Launchkey will streamline your creative process and expand your musical vocabulary.

Chord Modes change the Novation Launchkey 49 MID Controller’s keys and pads into an interactive control surface for music exploration, in which every note you play is tonally and harmonically associated. The arpeggiator lets you explore new ideas and nail the perfect melodies quickly, while the mutate function reassembles your patterns into exciting new musical statements.

Custom Modes simplify communications between controller and software, putting more power than ever right at your fingertips. Programmable using the browser-based Novation Components tool, Custom Modes let you customize the behavior of your Launchkey, giving you total mastery over control assignments, MIDI routing, pad color, and more.

If you use external gear with a 5-pin MIDI DIN connection, the Novation Launchkey 49 MID Controller has you covered. Connect your hardware synths and devices to your rig and control everything from your Launchkey, whether you use it standalone or with a computer. 

Whether you’re just starting out or locked in the groove, Novation Launchkey 49 MID Controller is the keyboard controller that takes you further on your musical journey. With a powerful software bundle of virtual instruments, plug-ins, and sample packs that includes Ableton Live 10 Lite, Serato Sample LE, Spitfire Audio LABS Expressive Strings, XLN Audio Addictive Keys, Klevgrand R0Verb and DAW Cassette, AAS Session Bundle, a two-month Splice Sounds membership and the Novation Sound Collective; Launchkey 49 gives you everything you need to hit the ground running, right out of the box!

Novation Launchkey 49 MID Controller Controller Features:

  • Optimized for Ableton Live with immediate access to all the controls you need
  • Instantly maps to most major DAWS
  • 49 velocity-sensitive synth-style keys
  • Easy-to-read 16 x 2 character screen
  • 16 RGB backlit velocity-sensitive pads
  • Pitch bend and modulation wheels
  • 8 rotary knobs, 9 x 45mm sliders
  • 5-pin MIDI out socket
  • Arm/select buttons
  • Octave up/down buttons
  • Play/stop/record/loop button
  • Track navigation buttons
  • Capture MIDI/quantize/click/undo buttons
  • One-touch access to Ableton’s Capture MIDI feature
  • Stop/solo/mute buttons
  • Scene launch button
  • Device select/device lock buttons
  • Arp/scale/fixed chord buttons
  • Powerful arpeggiator takes your melodies to the next level
  • Scale modes transpose keys and pads to notes in the selected scale
  • 3 chord modes (fixed, scale and user) let you trigger chords with one finger
  • 4 Custom Modes for creating unique control setups for any performance or studio rig
  • USB B socket, Kensington security slot
  • Sustain pedal 1/4-inch jack socket
  • USB bus-powered; power supply not included
  • Includes USB A to B cable
  • Included software bundle

Novation Launchkey 49 MIDI USB Keyboard Controller